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  • Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear

    Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear
    For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small...
  • Satellite images show a greener California but a shrinking snowpack

    Satellite images show a greener California but a shrinking snowpack
    Recent satellite images revealed a much greener California following a series of  December storms that brought much-needed rain to the parched state. California was visibly greener in images taken Jan. 31 from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting...
  • Enforcing seafood fraud laws a problem, former agents say

    Enforcing seafood fraud laws a problem, former agents say
    Three recently retired senior federal agents expressed concern last week about the lack of resources to investigate the black market fishing industry. Their message came weeks before the Obama administration is expected to issue recommendations to better...
  • NOAA measures Washington Monument

    NOAA measures Washington Monument
    And you thought all NOAA does is track hurricanes. Turns out, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - parent agency of the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service - is pretty handy with a measuring stick. Actually,...
  • It's so cold the Great Lakes are turning into massive frozen plain

    It's so cold the Great Lakes are turning into massive frozen plain
    It is so cold this winter that the five Great Lakes are freezing over, joining Niagara Falls in a dramatic ice makeover. Lake Erie is nearly totally frozen and Lake Superior and Lake Huron aren’t far behind. Large swaths of Lake Michigan and...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
  • California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame

    California sea lion crisis: Warmer seas may be to blame
    Nearly 1,000 abandoned California sea lions have washed ashore this year in what rehabilitation centers say is a growing crisis for the animals. Emaciated and dehydrated sea lions, mostly pups about 8 months old, have been admitted in record numbers...
  • BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins

    BP cherry-picks study to dodge blame for massive deaths of gulf dolphins
    In the years since its Deepwater Horizon oil spill befouled huge stretches of the Gulf of Mexico, oil giant BP has honed its skill at cherry-picking scientific studies to duck responsibility for the spill's environmental impacts. Its latest effort...
  • Maps provide another view of South Florida history

    Maps provide another view of South Florida history
    In 1854, six years before the Civil War, the U.S. government first mapped the South Florida coastline, primarily to mark the depth of shoreline waters and prevent ships from breaking up on rocks. The map didn't show much other than obscure landmarks...
  • Scientists go high and low for data on drought-fighting 'sky rivers'

     Scientists go high and low for data on drought-fighting 'sky rivers'
    Finally, it had arrived: the long band of atmospheric water vapor from the tropics that scientists were eager to examine from every conceivable angle. "This is the big blockbuster event," Cmdr. Mark Sweeney said shortly before he guided a federal...
  • Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows

    Climate models don't over-predict warming, study shows
    If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does. It turns out they’re right,...